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Miss Minerva's Tea Room & Gift Shop

167 East Davis Street
Culpeper, VA
540-829-9700
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Hours

Sun closed
Mon closed
Tue 11:00am - 4:00pm
Wed 11:00am - 4:00pm
Thu 11:00am - 4:00pm
Fri 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sat 11:00am - 4:00pm

Overview

We invite you to reserve Miss Minerva's for your special event: bridal shower, baby shower, office party, church group, family reunion or just a fun day with friends. In order to accommodate larger groups, we will be happy to open Sunday, Monday or evenings.

We invite you to visit us at 167 East Davis Street -- just across Main Street from our original location -- in Historic Downtown Culpeper. Miss Minerva's Tea Room and Gift Shop is named in tribute to the 'little lady' who sits at our entrance to greet our guests -- Miss Minerva!

Visit us at our web site www.missminervas.com or call 540-829-9700 make luncheon reservations, and/or order from our 50+ fine loose teas. Our menu is also listed on our web site. When you dine with us, you will be seated in our lovely dining room. You'll enjoy a fresh homemade scone with clotted cream and jam, a pot of tea, an assortment of tea items, including sandwiches, savories and desserts. Visit 'Grandma's Attic' to select a special hat to wear as you dine.

Allow time to explore our gift shop with a wide variety of tea accessories. We look forward to your visit -- Miss Minerva is anxious to welcome you.




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I TOOK MY 5 YEAR OLD GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER THERE FOR HER FIRST TEA AS SHE IS ALWAYS HAVING PRETEND TEA PARTYS AND IT WAS THE BEST TEA SHE HAD.I HAVE BEEN TO MISS MINERVA BEFORE AND HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED THE TEA AND FOOD. THE GIRLS DO A EXCELLENT JOB AND THE FOOD IS OUTSTANDING. WILL GO BACK FOR SURE.AND MY GREAT DAUGHTER SAID SHE WANTS TO GO BACK. THANK YOU LADIES OR THE GOOD JOB. MICHELE

- MICHELE 07/01/14

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Excellent choice on the menu. The tea was brewed the correct way, a wonderful variety of small sandwiches and a scone, AND a large pot of tea (most tea rooms only serve a single small pot of tea) made up my lunch. I was very impressed. I have tried the only other tea rooms (two) in my area of Spotsylvania County and neither can compare with Miss Minerva's Tea Room for quantity, variety and quality of my lunch. I highly recommend Miss Minerva's Tea Room in Culpepper VA.

- Helen 06/21/14

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Had a friend visiting from TX for her birthday, and wanted it to be special. After enjoying Davis St in the heat of the day, we stopped in for lunch at Miss Minerva's. Although we both love hot tea, it was far too hot to have a hot beverage, so we both ordered cold tea. It far exceeded our expetations, she had Iced Spearmint, and I had the Iced Peach. Along with the 3 tiers of delicious food included, we spent a delightful time. Meghan was very gracious, and when I asked to speak to Pat, the owner, she came right out and greeted us also. No other tea room comes close to the friendliness and food, in my opinion! The topper of it all is the delicious orange coolers! You musst try them!

- Nancy Moore 06/16/14

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I enjoy going to Miss Minerva's when I'm in Culpeper. The tea selection is excellent and the scones are delightful. They were kind enough to accommodate our time schedule. Will go back when I visit again.

- Ann 06/12/14

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My husband and I took my brother and sister in law who were visiting from England. We all thought the food was delicious with plenty of variety. Our waitress, Megan was kind enough to reheat my tea. A very much appreciated touch.

- Margaret Hamilton 06/10/14

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Miss Minerva's Tea Room and Gift Shop exceeded my expectations. I called ahead to reserve reservations for a tea for two with a vegan diet. We were so pleased how we were treated, the beautiful presentation, delicious vegan treats. We will be back soon. We traveled an hour and half to get there and were not disappointed.
Thanks for this opportunity.

- John 06/01/14

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Delightful afternoon tea with daughter and two granddaughters.Girls loved putting on the hats

- cliff 05/26/14

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The food here is absolutely delicious. Everything is homemade. The scones are fluffy and authentically biscuit-like and not the American-style dry scones. Service is excellent but not intrusive.

- Susan 04/26/14

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My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our English Tea today, April 11, at Miss Minerva's. A hobby of ours is visiting various tea rooms and this one ranks up there with the best. Enjoyed the authentic decors. One of many great dining places in Culpeper. Miss Minerva's staff reflect the cheery friendly atmosphere found everywhere through the quaint town of Culpeper.

- Howard 04/11/14

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More than met our expectations. Delicious, comforting experience. Really, the only thing missing was the cozy, as another reviewer pointed out.

- SYD 03/30/14

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Our monthly tea group visited here in March 2014 for a delightful tea. Staff was very accommodating and friendly. Food was tasty and sufficient - it would have had to wow me to get an excellent - just the same I would return. We loved the individual pots of tea so we did not have to decide as a group what to share. And there was such a variety of teas - Oh My!

- Judy B 03/16/14

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My sisters and I took our mother there for her birthday and we all had a fabulous leisurely visit with great service.The selection of tea was excellent. I will be going back.

- Jenni 03/13/14

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My daughter and I stopped by Miss Minerva's on a whim. We had the most incredible visit. The food was fantastic, especially the Orange Coolers, and the tea was lovely. I can't express my thanks enough to Miss Monica for making us feel like family. I'm adding Miss Minerva's to one of my favorite places in the world!

- Debbie Bivens 01/29/14

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My friend and I visited Miss Minerva's Tea Room for a birthday celebration. It was my first visit and I was so favorably impressed. The service was excellent. We never felt rushed so we enjoyed a leisurely lunch. The tea and food was excellent. We even enjoyed the selection of hats available if we wanted to wear them. I was so impressed and plan to return for other special events.

- Fran 01/24/14

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My teenage granddaughters ask to go back to Miss Minerva's when they come to visit. This is where they learned to LIKE tea. They no longer choose to dress up but have their favorite teas to enjoy! Loved the scones too.

- Grandma Bonnie 01/22/14

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I had planned a stop at Miss Minerva's Tea Room to begin our 15,000 Day Anniversary. The traffic and weather were so bad I was afraid we would be unable to make it before checking in at our B&B. As it turned out we made it right after the lunch crowd had cleared out for the day. As always the selections of teas were wonderful. Having Celiac disease makes our tea room adventures tough. But, Miss Minerva's always has great food selections even to cover my diet. What a great way to start a great weekend. Look forward to coming back soon.

- Thomas G. Little 12/31/13

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My family and I have been to Miss Minerva's several times, and we always enjoy the opportunity to slow down and enjoy the tea and meal. The atmosphere is quiet and cozy. The tea is always well brewed and not bitter, and the food selections are varied enough to please most palates.

- Kelly Rozwadowski 12/22/13

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I have been to quite a few tearooms and Miss Minerva's is, by far, my favorite. Non-stuffy relaxing atmosphere (including a great music selection), great customer service, an incredible selection of high end tea, thoughtful menu options (you can tell they know their customer and the trends without being 'trendy'), and wonderful food.

If you love tearooms, you must go here. If you've never been, the wonderful folks here will step you through the process with a smile and spoil you for any other tearoom you happen to walk into.

- Sharon 12/22/13

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My friend and I were in Culpepper shopping on a rainy day recently and popped in for lunch. The room has a lovely classic decor of cream and golds, matching tea service at each table, and comfortable chairs. The server was knowledgeable and we 'sniffed' many teas before deciding on our two. The food was excellent and priced fairly. Not over filling. Miss Minerva's is strictly a tea service venue, without any luncheon choices of sandwiches and soap, which would be a nice alternative. The tea pots are large and you definitely get all you can possible drink, however, since the pots are so large, and without a tea cozy for insulation, the tea cooled before we were half finished. I highly recommend this establishment and will return myself with someone, I am sure, in tow.
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- Anita 10/21/13

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Wonderful teas and sweet cozy atmosphere!

- Jeni 10/04/13

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Wonderful tea. Appreciate the hat selection, the table settings, the china, and the sweet smelling tea as a centerpiece.

- ian poole and lauren joslin 09/25/13

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Wonderful tea. Appreciate the hat selection, the table settings, the china, and the sweet smelling tea as a centerpiece.

- ian poole and lauren joslin 09/25/13

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Wonderful tea. Appreciate the hat selection, the table settings, the china, and the sweet smelling tea as a centerpiece.

- ian poole and lauren joslin 09/25/13

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First timer and I truly enjoyed my visit. I thank my good friend Christine for the invite and thank you 'Miss Minerva's' for a great time and the best service.

- Ms Myra 09/20/13

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I really enjoyed the experience. I enjoyed smelling the different teas. The food was excellent. The staff was helpful and friendly.

- EM 09/01/13

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I loved the tearoom experience as I am from the UK and enjoy a nice cup of tea in the afternoon. The variety of teas and food was great, delicious and well presented. The waitress was helpful and cheerful. However, I think it would be a great asset if small cake forks were given as some of the items were a bit messy, and also tea cosies for the teapot would be wonderful as by the time I got to my last cup of tea, the tea was cold. Not good for a Brit! Loved the ambiance - very relaxing.

- Dianne Wildgrube 08/29/13

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Took my friend here to celebrate her birthday. We had a terrific time. They even brought her a birthday treat. It was very lovely.

- Jean Albright 08/11/13

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A friend and I took my two granddaughters (ages 7 and 8) to the tearoom. It was a delightful experience. They especially enjoyed dressing up and they also enjoyed the Tea for Two!

- Cynthia McDowell 07/27/13

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This was my first visit here. The atmosphere was very nice and tranquil. It was very cozy. The food was also very good. Our server was very nice and attentive. The decor in the tea room was a bit sterile though, it needs more color and vibrancy. Altogether our experience was very pleasant and it was very relaxing.

- Ana C 07/27/13

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I love Miss Minerva's. I have taken countless guests there and they have enjoyed it as much as I do. Personally I think it should be the number one tearoom, as I have been to Pinkadilly's and was not as impressed as I am with Miss Minerva's. Being able to smell the types of tea before you order is very appealing, there are tastes and varieties for everyone. It's got a great atmosphere whether you're going as a couple, with family, or even with kids who want to dress up in silly hats. Their tea for two is the perfect amount for two people, I leave happily full every time. What is also unique about this place is they change their desserts and sandwiches offered, so you never know what you might get to try! Highly recommend it to anyone of any age. Even if you're not a tea lover, this is a must-do! It makes going to a tearoom and enjoyable experience for anyone. Not to mention the service is provided by kind, sincere, delightful people.

- Anna 07/26/13

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What a charming tea room! Two of my former students and I enjoyed a delightful afternoon of tea, scones, sandwiches and a variety of desserts. Everything about the afternoon was exquisite! Best tea room ever! We'll be back!

- Marie 07/24/13

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My friend and I enjoyed tea at Miss Minerva's Tea Room today. We've been to teas at various locations throughout Virginia, this is one of the best! Well worth the trip.

- Linda Rose 07/12/13

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Great lunch with my granddaughter & great niece, their age is 7. They had a wonderful time trying on the hats from the attic and ready to go back.

- Terri Brown 06/30/13

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I went here with my mom, two of my sisters, my brother in law and my husband. It's truly a lovely place with a large tea selection. The presentation of all the choices is unique and lends itself to experiencing the smell and feel of the dry leaves. All teas are whole leaf. Each one of us enjoyed our selections. The little scones were fabulous!

- Linda 06/09/13

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Really a fun thing to do. Service was excellent and the food was great. Enjoyed the experience of a Tea Room -- look forward to coming back soon.

- Louise 05/22/13

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Delightful experience in a delightful town.

- Nancy 05/02/13

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I've been to several tearooms in different states. This is the first one I tried in VA and am SO happy I did. With the variety of teas, there is something for every taste and the food was REALLY good. This one is good for a return visit!

- Debra 04/23/13

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The high quality tea and top of the line service has been bringing me back to Miss Minerva's Tea Room time and time again. The atmosphere is so peaceful and the selection of tea is fantastic. I say, change nothing; you all have already found perfection.

- Johnny Mullen 04/23/13

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A visit to Miss Minerva's always leaves me feeling refreshed and well-fed. The teas are lovely, food delicious and beautifully presented, friendly staff encourages lingering and the soothing ambiance makes a nice long natter with a companion a joy.

- Carrie 04/17/13

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Miss Minerva's tea room is an excelent way to make your day brighter. Service is friendly and welcoming, food delicious, and environment peaceful. Definately recommend.

- Hannah 04/11/13

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A group of 13 Red Hat ladies from Gainesville, VA enjoyed high tea at Miss Minerva's on April 4. The atmosphere is cozy and calming. We all enjoyed a delicious assortment of a scone with clotted cream and jam and various savories and desserts. It was a delightful experience -- we will be back. Thank you Pat, Monica and Megan.

- Marilyn Amodeo 04/11/13

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I always enjoy going to Miss Minerva's whenever I'm in Culpeper. I loved going there and getting dressed up for tea as a child, and I still love going there now. If you are a tea lover, or are just looking for a lovely lunch in a great atmosphere, visit Miss Minerva's!

- SEW 04/04/13

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I love visiting this tea room! The tea and food are delicious. highly recommend it to anyone who loves tea. The scones are a personal favorite of mine. Perfect with a pot of Mademoiselle Grey tea.

- MGE 04/03/13

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I have taken Tea here many times over the years. In the past, I always come away happy. This time must have been unusual. My husband and I ordered a full tea for two. The menu was a bit disappointing. Only one sandwich-a sliver of a croissant with chicken salad. The rest of the savories were too much alike. Almost everything else was something with an artichoke or spinach spread on it: cherry tomato, cucumber slice, small slice of bread, even the 'quiche lorraine' was really quiche florentine (spinach. The menu was not varied enough-though each item on it's own was okay. If one did not like spinach or artichoke (my husband) they had little to please. Need more sandwiches to offset the produce with a spread on it. The scones tasted like a mix and the desserts-only two items: a sliver of st... (more)

- KMS 04/01/13

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I have visited Miss Minerva’s Tea Room several times over the last year, and have always had friendly service, wonderful tea, and enjoyed a quiet & cozy atmosphere. They have a vast selection of loose leaf teas, which can be sniff-sampled at the table. I’m sure they have close to 70 teas. Deciding which one to try is always the difficult part, but the servers are helpful and quick to offer suggestions.

I would consider it a 'must visit' for anyone passing through Culpeper, or as a destination for tea aficionados.

- Danny 03/14/13

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We so enjoyed our lunch last Friday. Food was very tasty and a nice variety. The tea selection was wonderful. We will be back.

- Sharon 03/04/13

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Three of us had such fun that we plan to return with others so they can have the experience. The scones were wonderful and the tea seems endless. Nice. Pleasant to sit without hurry and chat with friends.

- Linda Allen 03/03/13

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Very much enjoyed our lunch and tea today with a friend, great place, will go many times with friends, loved it.

- Linda Sutphin 03/02/13

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My first visit was a birthday gift from my friend. It was such fun and the food and tea were wonderful I plan on bringing my daughter there for a ladies day out in March.
I feel like I have found a treasure.

- Lilliane Conner 02/26/13

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My first visit (but not the last) to Miss Minerva's Tea Room. After shopping with the girls, we enjoyed tea, wonderful scones (absolutely delicious), AND I chose hats for all the ladies to wear while we enjoyed our tea. What a treat this was and what fun. I'll look forward to my next visit.

- Susan Jeffery 02/23/13

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We enjoyed a love tea at Miss Minerva's Tea Room for my daughters birthday. Every thing was perfect and each one of us had fun choosing a tea from a wide varity. The food was delicious and looking forward to a return visit.

- Susie Corrao 02/18/13

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My husband and I love to take tea in Culpeper with Miss Manerva. We are 'scone snobs' and find the scones here to be the best.

- Dianna Blackmer 02/15/13

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The most delightful place. My husband and I love to drop in. It's in a great location with easy parking in charming Culpeper. The variety of teas is remarkable, the welocme is always warm the service is attentive. But the outstanding 3 tiered platter filled with a variety of sandwiches, scones and cakes is what brings us back. This place is not to be missed.

- Karen Woods 02/13/13

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My sisters and I always make a time when they're in town to visit Miss Minerva's Tea Room...it has become our secret getaway and time to relax with the perfect pot of tea location. We have visited frequently, in all seasons, and have never had a disappointment in the food or service.

- Patty Murphy 01/10/13

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My mother, friend and I usually meet up over Christmas break to catch up and enjoy the tea and yummies...My mom and I love to go there whenever we can.. always a treat!!

- Amy 01/09/13

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Our 1st time to visit was right after Christmas. We enjoyed selecting our teas from a variety of selections. The food was wonderful - especially the fresh scones and homemade pimento cheese spread. Everyone was warm and friendly in this unique setting. We will go back when next in town!

- Jamie 01/02/13

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My friends and I meet for Christmas tea each December. We always have delicious teas to choose from and tasty food items for our English tea.

- Jane 12/31/12

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My daughter, our friend Jane and I enjoy our Holiday tradition of meeting for tea at Miss Minerva's Tea Room. There are so many wonderful loose teas to choose from (my daughter and I chose the Christmas spice tea). The finger foods are always delicious and we love the scones. Please visit this tea room if you haven't already. You will thoroughly enjoy it.

- Joan 12/28/12

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We are indeed fortunate to have an authentic tea room in our region. We visited just before Christmas with our nephew who loves tea. We ordered tea for three which was a meal in itself. Wonderful savories, croissant chicken salad sandwich, and sweets were included and we each had an individual pot of different teas to try. Our nephew loved it and we look forward to returning soon

- Russell James 12/28/12

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I got together with some college friends this past weekend at Miss Minerva's. The tabletop tea carousel allowed us to “sniff” any teas we wanted that were also completely described in the brochure provided at the table. We selected multiple varieties and shared them to give everyone a taste. The finger food provided was an excellent selection and of ample quantity; enjoyed the scones with the condiments. We wished we had remembered the room in the back where you can pick out hats, stoles, necklaces, etc. to wear for your vintage tea experience – we’ll have to do that the next time.

- Diane 12/17/12

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Oh what a uniquely delightful time I had at Miss Minerva’s Tea Room this past Wednesday, 12 December 2012! I’ve never written a restaurant review before. Miss Minerva’s was recommended to me for lunch so highly during a recent shopping adventure that I had to try it. In this day and age when I am so often just a number in some overly rushed public space with rather routine selections, Miss Minerva’s was a true joy. I ordered the full English Tea with organic Cheeky Peach hot tea, the latter recommended by my neighboring diners. Perfect, just perfect. My beautiful plate containing a variety of tea sandwiches, bite-sized savories and desserts was like a jewel box with each “trinket” better than the last. Oh I was full by the end, but with delectable tastes and sensations left behind. ... (more)

- Susan C. Matts/Fredericksburg VA 12/16/12

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We are a group of ladies who have had tea at Christmas for over 25 years. After a few of us retired, we began searching for a 'tea room' that would compliment those we had visited in Washington. This tea room is 'top notch' and competes with 4-star hotel teas we attended over the years. Any one who enjoys good food, great tea selections and a wonderful ambiance, should visit Ms. Minerva's. It is outstanding.

- Karen 12/15/12

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This is the second time that my sister, grandmother, and I have had the chance to have a wonderful lunch at Miss Minerva's. The first time we went they were still at Tea and Roses and that was where my sister and I decided we like tea. Besides the lovely preperation and taste of the food, we all love to dress up. We have a good laugh while we are there and it is a great place to just relax and have fun. I love Miss Minerva's and the people who give their time to make sure the customers are enjoying every second.

- Alysia, 15 years old 12/01/12

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we have been going all the way to culpepper for yearsto go to the old tea lace and roses and continue going now that it is miss minerva'swell love this place and the people.congrats ladies on making number two it won't be long before you are ranked number one.

- Vanessa 11/30/12

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Wonderful experience - thoroughly enjoyed by my daughter and self. Taking a friend for her birthday.

- Terry Higdon 11/27/12

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The most interesting selection of teas I've ever experienced. The decor is a welcome change from most 'Victorian' or 'Shabby chic'; rather, clean-look - very pleasant, welcoming! The food is just what you look forward to experiencing in a tea shop. The service was also top-notch!

- Kozie Bartow 11/18/12